Message from the Chancellor

Chancellor Karim Seghir, Ph.D., welcomes students, faculty and staff to a groundbreaking institution with a 30-year history of innovation and excellence.

The first private university in the UAE – and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at large – AU has been blazing a trail of excellence for three decades. Our University produces exceptionally prepared professionals while also developing and disseminating vital research and knowledge to the public at large. The commitment and expertise demonstrated by AU stakeholders has transformed the lives of more than 35,000 alumni and continues to serve more than 8,000 students each year.

As AU commemorates three decades of educational excellence, we honor the compelling vision, the constructive wisdom, and the invaluable support of our Board of Trustees, led by His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman.

AU’s high standards are demonstrated across a cross-cultural environment in a variety of ways: relevant scholarship; a strong respect and appreciation for diversity; a robust culture of integrity, governance and continuous improvement; a lasting impact on the community, effective corporate connections and invaluable alumni engagement.

Each of AU’s 28 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs, as well as other diverse training programs, offer academic rigor and hands-on experience. The University’s relevant and innovative curricula are designed to set the foundation for lifelong learning. AU is also known for its deep sense of social responsibility to underserved and vulnerable populations. Our students regularly participate in community assistance programs at home and abroad.

AU offers a rich mix of international faculty from 35 countries and a student body composed of 72 diverse nationalities. Our programs are tailored to the global market, producing research with an impact, while our extensive global alumni network creates an international intellectual environment for stakeholders. When AU graduates join or re-enter the workforce, they are equipped with critical thinking skills, open minds and rich imaginations cultivated through our foundation courses and rich array of co-curricular activities. Those who graduate from our programs are innovative, ethical and well-rounded professionals with a deep understand the realities of the global market.

Whether you are a prospective faculty, student or partner, I am confident you will be impressed with the inspiring intellectual environment AU offers.

We welcome you to Ajman University – where the future happens now.

Sincerely,

Karim Seghir, Ph.D.

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